Research affiliations

Theoretical writing is not the only way to share ideas and reflections. Research should also rely on research structures and bodies that create appropriate conditions for practical investigation activities. Any research activity requires a minimum of resources that allow it to progress and strengthen potentialities in relation to the community it serves or disciplines it feeds.

The following structures are those where I perform training, research projects and publications:



Name: MICA EA 4426
Date of creation: 2009
Trusteeship: University Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Fields of specialization: Information, Communication and Art
Personal research themes: Digital Multilingualism & Digital Humanities
Researcher status: full time researcher

Presentation :

MICA (Mediation, Information, Communication, Arts) is a research structure for doctoral training in information and communication sciences and arts. It is based at Bordeaux Montaigne University  and labeled as Reception Team (EA 4426) of the Doctoral School Montaigne-Humanities.

MICA was initiated in June 2009 as a result of merging two previous teams: CEMIC (EA 4200) and IMAGINES (EA 4199). It is one of the most important laboratories in this field of study in France with the particularity of integrating researchers from the Arts sector who are interested in the new practices of artistic mediations related to new communication tools.

The laboratory has been deployed since 2016 in six areas:

  1. Media
  2. Communication - Organizations - Society
  3. Information, knowledge and digital innovation
  4. Digital studies: data to devices
  5. Image, design, spaces, mediations: the experience of the contemporary
  6. Art, design, scenography: figures of urbanity



Name: UNESCO-ITEN Chair (Innovation, Transmission, Digital Publishing)
Date of creation: July 2012
Trusteeship: Foundation of Human Sciences, France
Scientific leader : Ghislaine Azémart
Researcher status: Since 2015: member member

Presentation :

The Research Chair brings together academic and entrepreneurial partners around questions of contemporary changes in data transmission and digital innovation. This Chair is supported by AGEFA-PME, which mission is to promote and develop the vocational education and apprenticeship of employees of small and medium-sized enterprises. It is also partnered with the competitiveness cluster on digital content and services: Cap Digital and the group of online service publishers: GESTE.

The research team strives to understand the communicational, psychological and socio-cognitive phenomena generated by the massive use of ICTs in new learning modes. It evaluates their impact through experimental protocols and proposes the implementation of educational and editorial devices.

This Chair led by Professor Ghislaine Azémard is dedicated to research and experimentation on new methods of mediation and digital transmission.

These actions are organized around several objectives:

  1. Design an interdisciplinary theoretical framework to explain contemporary transmission processes;
  2. Design, create and evaluate innovative crossmedia devices dedicated to transmission and editing;
  3. Study and propose new forms of cultural, scientific, territorial and pedagogical mediations using new technologies in Information and Communication sciences;
  4. Set up an experimental space dedicated to digital applications (particularly smart windows, tactile tables and communicating objects).

Name : HUMANISTICA (Francophone Association of Digital Humanities)
Date of creation : 2014
Personal interest : Multilingual digital humanities
Personal status : Since January 2015: member



Humanistica seeks to gather around common actions all people interested in the digital humanities movement in French language. Its major non-profit missions are:

  1. to bring together and federate the French-speaking community of digital humanities;
  2. to represent this community to national and international institutions.

To fulfill its missions, the various bodies of the Association ensure the development of actions serving three main issues:

  1. organize discussion and collective reflection in the French-speaking world on all topics related to digital technologies in research and teaching of the humanities and social sciences;

  2. promote the digital humanities within the francophone space;

  3. promote the Francophonie in the field of digital humanities.


Name : AREN (Alliance for Research in Digital Education)
Creation date : (In the course of validation)
Personal interest : Educational Technologies (ICT)
Personal status : From xxx: member member

AREN is a network of French-speaking researchers in Information and Communication Technologies for Education (TICE), aiming to serve as a framework for the exchange and sharing of experiences and know-how between teachers and researchers in educational technologies and distance learning in French-speaking countries.


Name : AIESI (International Association of Schools of Information Sciences)
Date of creation : 1992
Guardianship : Francophonie
Personal Research Axis : Information & Communication
Researcher status : 1995-2004: member / 2002-2007: Secretary General / 2007-2009: President


AIESI was created in 1992 as an association of universities partially or wholly speaking French

According to Article 2 of its Statute, AIESI is open to all academic institutions and other educational and research institutions in the field of information science offering postgraduate or postgraduate courses in information science , hereinafter referred to as institutional members.

In Article 4, it is specified that the Association aims to:

  • promote research in the field of information science and scientific communication;
  • contribute to the improvement of training programs;
  • support cooperation between members.

To this end, the Association's specific objectives are:

  • acquire means of study, implementation of follow-up and evaluation of bilateral or multilateral cooperation programs initiated by Francophone organizations;
  • stimulate and contribute to the establishment of teaching and research programs in universities in the South;
  • work towards the formation of research groups in the information sciences;
  • organize periodic scientific meetings on specific topics.


Name : Research Unit "Digital Library and Heritage" 99 / UR / 03-03
Date of creation : 2003
Trusteeship : Sub-Institute of Documentation, University of Manouba, Tunisia.
Personal Research topics: Digital Multilingualism
Researcher status : 1991-2005: permanent teacher-researcher

Presentation : (Source: ISD website)

The research unit "Digital Library and Heritage" aims to conduct research around new models of production, preservation and dissemination of information following the widespread use of digital. She is particularly interested in the changes taking place in the library, documentation and archives sector in the new information context and is conducting research on the impact of digital technology on the mission of libraries and more particularly on the valorization of written heritage. and its conservation as well as the uses of digital documents. The study of the role of information systems and the transformations induced by ICTs in the documentary landscape is at the heart of the unit's interests


Name : Subcommittee 36 (ISO / IEC JTC1 SC36)
Date of creation : March 2000
Trusteeship : ISO / IEC JTC1
Personal Research Axis : e-Learning Standards
Researcher status : Since 2004: head of the AUF delegation & member of the AFNOR delegation / Since 2009: agree WG1 working group


SC36 was created by JTC1 in Seoul in 1999 (Resolution 6: ISO / IEC JTC 1 N 5983 document SC36 N0001). The official name and scope of SC36 are currently defined as follows:

Title : "ISO / IEC JTC 1 / SC 36 - Learning, Education and Training Techniques" (ITLET: Information Technologies for Learning, Education and Training)

Scope : "Standardization in the field of information technology for learning, education and training to assist individuals, groups or organizations, and to enable the interoperability and reusability of resources and technologies. tools".

The activities of SC36 are defined around the following objectives:

  • to provide quality standards in the field of educational technologies that meet the needs of users,
  • promote the use of educational technology standards by providing the media for their promotion,
  • demonstrate leadership in the standardization of educational technologies,
  • develop a comprehensive set of integrated standards with a broad international and professional consensus,
  • initiate cooperation with international organizations and international standards-producing structures,
  • facilitate the integration of standards developed by other standards-producing organizations,
  • facilitate cooperation in the development of standards produced in SC36 and other international standards-producing organizations,
  • minimize inconsistencies between related standards, including those developed by other standards-producing bodies.

Name : Res @ tice
Date of creation : November 2005
Guardianship : Francophonie
Personal Research Axis : ICT & e-Learning Standards
Researcher status : 2005-2010: founding member and office member.


The Scientific Council of the University Agency of La Francophonie (AUF) proposed, during its April 2004 session, the creation of a network of researchers in information and communication technologies for education (ResaTICE ), which is particularly interested in the field of open and distance learning.

The first meeting of ResaTICE will take place in Tunis, on the occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), on 16 and 17 November 2005. It will confirm the network's main research priorities and designate the members of its Scientific Committee for the next four years. It will also be an opportunity to reflect on the issue of the massive arrival of ICT in education systems, particularly those in the South, and therefore to revisit certain concepts, to question the uses, the conditions of appropriation , sustainability of devices and new resources. (Source: French-speaking infothèque).


Name : TICER
Date of creation : 2006
Guardianship : Francophonie
Research staff : ICT in teaching and research in Africa
Researcher status : 2006-2009: founding member and office member.



The TICER network was created as a Francophone initiative by AUF and CIRAD to promote the use of information and communication technologies in education and access to scientific and technical information. in Africa.

Digital inclusion is a key issue for African countries, especially in the area of ​​education and research for achieving the millennium goals, including access to education for all in 2015.

The specific issues concern the inadequate and poorly controlled arrival of ICTs in the education and research systems of African countries, which necessitates revisiting certain concepts, questioning the uses, the conditions for appropriation, the sustainability of devices and new resources.

These issues motivated the creation of a thematic network on information and communication technologies for teaching and research in the framework of the SIST project. They will also contribute to building the capacity of ICT researchers and actors in Africa through a SIST Internet platform allowing access, production, dissemination and exploitation of scientific and technical information.

The activities of the network have been defined around the following objectives:

  • fostering partnerships between African teachers and researchers, as well as those of the French-speaking South, East and North,

  • support the dissemination of research results,

  • to provide scientific animation in the field of ICT in education and research.

The network worked to achieve the following two priorities:


  • to make teachers aware of innovative pedagogical practices at all levels for all audiences,

  • sensitize decision makers on politics, governance and strategic issues.

The research

  • Promote and disseminate innovative scientific approaches.


Name : Cartago Alliance
Date of creation : 2008
Trusteeship : Association Law 1901, France
Personal Research Axis : Multilingual Terminology e-Learning
Researcher status : 2008-2012: Office secretary

Presentation :

The Cartago Alliance project initiative brings together experts and specialists in both standardization of e-learning and terminology. The project was founded in 2005 in Tunis at WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) as part of an AUF initiative jointly with experts from Australia, Korea and the Latin Union. The purpose of the project is to support the multilingual and multicultural diversity of terminologies to be used in e-learning standards. The creation of resources, in many languages ​​and different writing systems, in accordance with the ISO / IEC2382-36 standard, demonstrates the ability of the project to respond to its founding issues. After two years of informal status, Cartago has put in place a formal institutional framework to promote multilingual terminology work in collaboration with its international partners. A multilingual terminology register SC36, based on ISO standards mainly those of the TC37, is now active.



The following table reproduces the list of structures, instances, associations and networks (past and present) that allowed me to contribute to research activities on complementary themes: digital multilingualism, information and communication systems, e- Learning , learning standards, metadata and standardized terminology ...




Topic (s)




University Bordeaux Montaigne, France.

Digital Multilingualism, Digital Humanities

Faculty Member

Since 2009


Foundation of Human Sciences, France

Innovation, Transmission, Digital Publishing


Since January 2015


Francophone Association

Digital Humanities


Since January 2015





Since 2015

AUF / Aiesi


Information & Communication

Member / Secretary General / President



University La Manouba, Tunisia

Digital Libraries

Faculty Member




E-Learning Standards

Head of delegation and agree

Since 2004

AUF / Res @ tice


E-Learning Standards

Founding Board Member




ICT in Teaching and Research in Africa

Founding Board Member


Cartago Alliance

Association Law 1901 (France)

Multilingual Terminology e-Learning







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